고 이건희 삼성전자 회장 유족, 의료 공헌·미술품 기증 통해 사회 환원 실천
유족들은 앞으로도 지속해서 다양한 사회 환원 활동을 진행한다는 계획
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The bereaved family of the late Samsung Electronics chairman Kun-hee Lee, practiced giving back to society through medical contributions and art donations
The bereaved family plans to continue to carry out various social return activities in the future.
[The story of the case/ Reporter Park Yeon-pa] = Samsung Electronics announced that the family members of the late Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee decided to give back to society through medical contributions and art donations.
Medical Contribution·Artwork Donation·Inheritance Tax 12 trillion or more, practicing “return to society”
The survivors of the late Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee decided to pay the highest level of inheritance tax in history and to give back to society such as medical contributions and art donation. This is to honor the will of the deceased who emphasized corporate social responsibility, such as contributing to the national economy, respecting human beings, and spreading a culture of donation, and the bereaved family plans to continue to carry out various social return activities in the future.
The late Chairman Lee Kun-hee said, “We will not only contribute to the development of the national economy, but also actively develop service and dedication beyond what society expects of us. Improving the health and quality of life of mankind is the mission and cultural heritage of the company. Collecting and preserving is the duty of the times for the future of human culture,” and led Samsung’s various social contribution projects with the will of “co-existence and co-prosperity” with society.
Donated 700 billion won to respond to infectious diseases, support construction and research of specialized hospitals
The survivors of the late Chairman Lee Kun-hee decided to donate 700 billion won to respond to and build infrastructure to overcome the infectious disease that has emerged as the greatest threat to humanity while the world is suffering from Corona 19. Of this, 500 billion won will be used to build the “Central Infectious Disease Specialist Hospital,” the first infectious disease hospital in Korea. The central infectious disease hospital is planned to be built as a world-class hospital with 150 beds, equipped with advanced facilities such as general/critical patients/high negative pressure beds, negative pressure operating rooms, and biosafety testing rooms.
200 billion won will be used to expand infrastructure for responding to infectious diseases, including the construction of state-of-the-art research centers at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases under the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, construction of necessary facilities, and support for research for the development of vaccines and treatments for infectious diseases. The donation is planned to be used for the construction and operation of hospitals and research centers specializing in infectious diseases in consultation with related organizations after being contributed to the National Medical Center.
Investing 300 billion won to support children with childhood cancer and rare diseases
The bereaved family plans to provide 300 billion won for children who suffer from childhood cancer and rare diseases but cannot receive adequate treatment due to expensive treatment costs. For the next 10 years, it has decided to provide financial support for genetic testing/treatment, chemotherapy, and treatment of new drugs for rare diseases for children with difficult home conditions among children with childhood cancer and rare diseases.
The survivors provided 150 billion won to support children with 13 types of childhood cancer, including leukemia/lymphoma, and 60 billion won for children with 14 types of rare diseases such as Crohn's disease, and 12,000 children with childhood cancer and 5,000 children with rare diseases over the next 10 years. A total of 17,000 people, including about one, are expected to receive help. In addition, 90 billion won will be invested in not only providing support for symptomatic treatment, but also building infrastructure for clinical research on pediatric cancer and rare diseases, and research on treatments.
The surviving family members decided to operate a support project for children with childhood cancer and rare diseases by forming a committee with Seoul National University Children's Hospital as the lead institution. The committee, in which Seoul National University and external medical staff evenly participate, plans to induce participation in the project of children's hospitals nationwide so that all child patients across the country can easily receive examinations and treatments at hospitals located in each region. The committee is planning to apply from across the country to select and support child patients who need the most help.
Over 11,000 artworks from private collection, 23,000 pieces ‘to the people’
A total of 11,000 items, including 23,000 items, including antiques owned by the late Chairman Lee Kun-hee, including many designated cultural properties such as national treasures, international Western paintings, and modern art works by famous domestic artists, have been donated to national institutions. 60 designated cultural properties (14 national treasures, 46 treasures), such as'Inwangje Saekdo' by Gyeomjae Jeongseon (National Treasure No. 216),'Chuseongbudo' by Danwon Kim Hong-do (Treasure No. 1393), and'Cheonsu Gwaneum Bosaldo' (Treasure No. 2015) It was decided to donate to the National Museum of Korea, as well as the only cultural assets or the best relics in Korea, as well as some 21600 antique art objects in private collection, such as ancient books and old maps. Works of representative Korean modern art artists, such as'Women and Jars' by Kim Whan-ki,'The Woman Who Crumbles' by Park Soo-geun,'The Bull' by Lee Jung-seop, and'Girl/Ferry' by Wook-Jin Jang, and artworks and drawings of artists with high historical value. More than 1,600 pieces of modern art will be donated to the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Some of the works of artists who have left a big mark on Korean modern art have decided to donate to local art museums related to the artist such as Gwangju Museum of Art, Jeonnam Museum of Art, and Daegu Museum of Art, and to artists' art museums such as Lee Joong-seop and Park Soo-geun Museum.
The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, has Monet's'Pond with Water Lily', Joan Miro's'Composition', Salvador Dali's'Centaur Family' and Chagall, Picasso, Renoir, Gauguin, and Pizarro so that people can enjoy the best of Western art in Korea. They also decided to donate works such as. It is unprecedented that designated cultural properties are donated to the country on such a large scale, so it is expected to contribute to the preservation of domestic cultural assets as well as enhancing the people's right to enjoy culture and research on art history.
Over 12 trillion won in inheritance tax, the highest level in history in the world
The bereaved families plan to pay more than 12 trillion won in inheritance tax, which is more than half of the total estate, including shares of Samsung Life, Samsung Electronics, and Samsung C&T, and real estate left by the late Chairman Lee Kun-hee. This is the highest level of inheritance tax paid not only in Korea but also in the world, which is 3 to 4 times the amount of the government's inheritance tax revenue last year. The bereaved families plan to pay the inheritance tax in installments six times for five years starting from April this year through the annuity payment system, and the bereaved families said, "It is a natural duty of the people to pay tax, and it is a definite thing to do."
Continuing to give back to society by maintaining ‘social responsibility’
The survivors decided to continue various social return projects in accordance with the will of the late Chairman Lee Kun-hee, who repeatedly emphasized “corporate social responsibility and efforts for win-win growth” in their lifetime. In addition to the projects currently underway by Samsung Electronics and other Samsung affiliates, the company plans to implement the founding ideology of “business security” by promoting various social contribution measures, and to be reborn as a new Samsung.
Samsung Electronics said that the plan for the payment of inheritance tax and return to society was not decided suddenly, but that it inherits the spirit that has been handed down.
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